RIYADH — The Saudi Ministry of Health announced that half of the has become immune to at least one dose of the Coronavirus.
The ministry spokesperson, Dr. Muhammad Abdel Ali, also added that about 20 percent of the population had already received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Muhammad Abdel Ali, addressing the daily press briefing on Sunday, said that one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was insufficient to prevent the mutated Delta virus.
“Delta is the most dangerous mutated variant of coronavirus because of the speed of its spread. And that the worrisome mutant besides Delta is Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. “
Therefore, must take two doses of the vaccine to prevent the fastest spreading Delta variant,” he said. (Read: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority Approves Registration of Moderna Vaccine)
He called on the Saudi citizens and residents to get their second dose of the vaccine at the earliest.
Total coronavirus cases in the Kingdom have reached 518,143 patients. Including 10,847 active cases and 1,408 critical cases, while the recovery cases reached 499,129.
As a result, the total number of death cases rose to 8,167.
He urged the public to contact the ministry’s 24/7 toll-free number 937 for consultations inquiries. And obtain factual health information and services, and know the latest developments on COVID-19.